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The Bookshop of Yesterdays

(2018)
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"Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness." - Associated Press

A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading.


Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy - and one final scavenger hunt.

When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books - now as its owner - she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store's shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy's last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy's past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden - and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.

Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It's a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Terrifically fun... Part riddle, part mystery, part family drama, part a bookstore lover's dream, and then more." - Aimee Bender

"[A] charming novel, full of passion and suspense." - Judith Freeman

"[Meyerson's] affection for all things literary pours forth on every page and through a cast of characters every book lover will embrace." - Charlie Lovett

"Captivates with its emotional honesty, fully realized characters, and precision of detail... Meyerson is a writer to watch." - Diane McKinney-Whetstone

"The best kind of hybrid--part mystery, part romance, part family drama. I devoured it!" - Emily Jeanne Miller

"A heartfelt triumph! This suspenseful scavenger hunt will keep the pages turning late at night." - Suzanne Rindell

"This delightful, propulsive debut is part cozy literary mystery, part family drama, and 100% heart. [A] page-turner in the best sense." - J Ryan Stradal

"I was hooked from the start.... An homage to books--to the pleasures they can bring, and the loving connections they can conjure." - Matthew Sullivan


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July 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Amy Meyerson
ISBN: 1-4328-5359-7 / 978-1-4328-5359-4 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Author(s): Amy Meyerson
ISBN: 0-7783-1984-9 / 978-0-7783-1984-9 (Canada edition)
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May 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Author(s): Amy Meyerson
ISBN: 1-5385-1655-1 / 978-1-5385-1655-3 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays: Library Edition
Author(s): Amy Meyerson
ISBN: 1-5385-1653-5 / 978-1-5385-1653-9 (USA edition)
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays: Library Edition
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ISBN: 1-5385-1654-3 / 978-1-5385-1654-6 (USA edition)
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays
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Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays
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Title: The Bookshop Of Yesterdays
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